Common Foundation Problems Linked To Poor Drainage
Submitted by: RealWebMarketing.net
Los Angeles, CA (OPENPRESS) July 8, 2012 -- In a recent report published by Julian Construction, Inc. (http://julianconstruction.com/), a foundation repair and construction company in Southern California, it was noted that one of the more common causes of foundation problems in a home is poor drainage from and to various areas. The report was filed by Shawn Kyles, a professional building safety inspector who has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with both engineering firms and local departments of building and safety in his career.
In a part of Mr. Kyle's report he stressed the following: "Homes are built on foundations that support the building's structure. When a foundation is damaged, the entire house is often affected. Foundation problems can be divided into two categories; existing damage that needs to be addressed, and issues that can eventually lead to foundation trouble... Many foundations are damaged due to water. When rain collects on a roof because of poor drainage, it can drip into a home and basement. Water from plumbing leaks, sprinkler systems and other sources can also seep into a home if it isn't directed away from the foundation. The accumulation of water inside a structure will not only cause mold and mildew to grow, it will damage wooden supports, enter small cracks and eat away at the foundation."
Julian De La Torre, founder of the company, was also available for comment on the matter, "We have found that the problems that cause a home's foundation to be damaged are fixable. We can repair the foundation so it is safe for the home, but it's also possible to handle the factors that caused that situation to occur. And one of those common problems is water drainage around the house. So we recommend people get that handled right away so their homes can be safe for years to come."
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a "no middlemen" model - no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.typepad.com .